Todd: I scored my pants off

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IRVING, Texas – Brendon Todd knows he owns a great short game. But even he was impressed with just how great it was during his title run at the HP Byron Nelson Championship this weekend.

“I absolutely scored my pants off,” he said. “I have a great short game and even I'll say it was special this week.”

There was a bunker hole-out for birdie on No. 2 and a par putt that found the heart of the cup on 17, but in between was a shot that defined his week. After a pulled tee shot on the par-3 13th hole, Todd found his ball nestled next to a tree, where he wouldn’t have a stance to take a swing at it.

So he turned around and hit it lefty.


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Using the back of his clubface, Todd knocked the chip to 7 feet and sank the putt, one of eight closing pars for the round.

“The only thing I could say I drew on is my brother-in-law is left handed and I putted with his left-handed putter before and I'm pretty good at it,” he explained. “So I tried to use that stroke.”

A first-time PGA Tour champion, Todd didn’t take long to list the best part about claiming a win.

“Going to Augusta for the Masters is a dream come true. Going to the University of Georgia, we got to play there once a year in college and that's a special place, so excited about that.”